Bora, Bora, Bora
also includes my least favorite story line... the Bennett/ Daya/ pregnancy line. but since Like Kreacher in the Harry Potter series...it will be important next "week", I felt I should at least mention it.
Why don't I like it? Well, even I hope that the newbie guard wouldn't be so STUPID as to start up a clandestine relationship as soon as he starts working. I laugh at the idea that he's dumber than Pornstache and doesn't carry a condom after starting said relationship, and I roll my eyes at Caesar's holier than thou attitude since HE was screwing his lover's DAUGHTER before she went to prison. He's probably "holier" because he was thanking God for not being the father, himself.
Finally... it drives me crazy that Daya thinks Bennett loves her. Hell... the man barely knows the kid, and maybe that's the point.
This prison isn't just for adults like Nicky & Piper, or "grown ups" like Red & Celeste, or even Golden girls like Chang.
Its for kids barely past 18... like Daya... like Tricia. Kids who don't
have their heads on straight for one reason or another. Kids that have made the wrong choices in life and continue to make silly, stupid, monumentally wrong choices in prison.
The kid she counseled on the street re: the art of the panhandle obviously got her life on track. In her final flashback, we see Little Allie proudly report a kitchen job, a section 8 apartment and a boyfriend. Instead of Tricia handing her a carrot and some candy to eat, we see Allie offer Tricia a place to stay, but the newly 18 year old addict can't handle it. The kid has SOME pride, although it can't be a heck of a lot since we know she's turning tricks for the same old white guy she ran off the year before. You remember him, right, the one she said looked like her rapist step father?
After detoxing in the segregation unit, the prison placed her back with her homies... but Mama Red turned her away. Sure, Morello welcomed her back, but she suspected (wrongly, as Nicky hotly told her!) that Tricia was the one who ratted Red's operation out to Pornstache. And big sister Nicky kept on the sidelines, not turning her away like Red did, but not taking her in her arms like Morello did.
The ONE person who treated her the SAME WAY after detox was Pornstache. As soon as he could, he tried to sell to Tricia... but the kid said "no". Why? BECAUSE Red wouldn't like it after she detoxed. Pornstache would not be denied, and he shoved the bad of drugs in her pants, telling her to sell it for him and deliver him the names of the customers so he knows who to hit next.
Talk about stupid. At least Daya and Tricia can plead ignorance on "youth"... but Pornstache can't. Lets call it the way it is... Mendez is F-ing STUPID for handing a barely recovering addict a bag of temptation.
Tricia: (wobbling about in the cafeteria) Yo Nicholls, I know you're probably not supposed to talk to me and everything, but could you do me a solid... and tell Red I'm gonna make it right.
One wonders... how she was gonna "make it right".
Was her karmic payback going to be with the Scared Straight kids? Was she going to pay back Red's help by paying it forward with the new delinquents? Was she going to turn the remaining drugs over to Caputo so Pornstache would be nailed? Who knows. Instead Pornstache put her in the closet to sleep off her high, he did it without even relieving her of the remainder of his stash. "What am I supposed to do in here?" she asked.
The teen who had nothing left but a dark windowless room and a bag full of drugs turned to the only friend she thought she had left... her last bad choice.
Pornstache's fear when he found the dead girl was palpable, and his plan to divert suspicion was inspired as he wrapped the extension cord around her neck and threw the end over the pipe in the ceiling.
: (On the radio) Copy that, but don't bring the kids down corridor B, okay.
(standing with Caputo before the open utility closet door) Um... we have a situation down here, too.
The thing that shocked me the most about the scene after Tricia's body was rolled away on the gurney, was BIG BOO turning to Nicky for a hug. Boo, who we all thought was going to kill Tricia a few months ago because the kid took Boo's last "wife" Mercy away, she
couldn't handle it.
Healy's attitude to the hug did not shock me.
Healy: (To Caputo) There's a lot of touching going on down there.
Caputo: Healy, now's not the time.
I guess Healy's so insecure in his manhood that even a compassionate condolence hug stirs his righteous anger.
I just saw her.
We all just
I'm not sure if Piper sees him, in her shock, but its very telling to me that Healy sees Piper turn to Alex and fall into her arms.
I'm not sure if Piper ever told Alex about her interaction with Healy in SHU... if she did, Alex was very brave when she enfolded Piper in her arms in front of him.
Very brave... or very, very